The London Broil might sound decadent and expensive, but it really is a bargain meat that that helps you get the most out of your food budget. This steak is easy to prepare and is a great option if you are looking for new meat ideas to add to your dinner menu. In fact, the London Broil isn’t really not a cut of beef at all and is simply a cooking method.
What is the London Broil?
The London Broil is cooking method that involves taking tough pieces of meat and marinating them overnight. These tough pieces of meat are often the flank or top of a round steak. After they are marinated for the night, you simply broil the meat under high heat. This has led to the London Broil becoming synonymous with flank steak.
How to Marinate
Marinating is an essential step before you cook a London broil in the oven. It is impossible to have a London Broil without marinating first and you should begin the marinating process the night before. Letting the meat marinate all night will ensure that it is more flavorful. There are many different marinades that you can use for the London Broil. Most marinades begin with soy sauce or beer and also include vegetable oil, red wine, balsamic vinegar, hot sauce and ginger. The actual type of marinade that you use depends mostly on your own taste preferences. You really can’t go wrong with any combination. You can even purchase marinades that are already mixed at your local supermarket for added convenience.
The easy part of the making London Broil in the oven really is the broiling method. All you have to do is preheat the broiler and the pan for about 10 minutes. Once this time has elapsed, you simply remove the steak from the marinade and put the steak in the pan that was preheating in the oven. Make sure that you set the pan on the top slot in the oven to keep the broiler pan about 4 inches from the flame. It only takes about 4 to 5 minutes of broiling on each side. Once you pull the meat form the oven let it sit aside for at least 5 minutes before you cut it. When you cut a London Broil, make sure to cut across the grain for a great looking and tasting meat.